A row over whether three nude pictures should be on general public view highlights once again the need for a proper art gallery in Harrow.
Painter Jonathan Hutchins withdrew his images in protest from Harrow Arts Centre at what he considered censorship by mandarins at Harrow Council who had demanded the works be shown only in a side room and not a main corridor.
This situation has only occurred because there is no dedicated space in either Harrow or Hillingdon where art can be freely displayed.
Last year the council's Conservative administration dumped plans for an arts complex on the site of the former Gayton Road Library in central Harrow, instead earmarking the land entirely for housing.
If Harrow Council continues to ignore culture provision and encouragement, the kind of controversy we have seen this week over the appropriateness and sensitivity of art displayed in makeshift spaces is only going to become more frequent, and embarrassing,for everybody.
Any concerns over schools?
PARENTS who have children at Harrow schools at present should be doing all they can to get themselves heard about plans to reorganise our education structure.
The plan to draft children into the high schools at the year six stage is far from concrete and people should be making a point of voicing any concerns.
It is entirely within people's rights to want to know how exactly our high schools, which are already full to the brim, can accommodate so many more students.
So when the Civic Centre holds a public meeting in November, parents should make sure any queries they have about the proposal are made known.